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The American Revolution

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Why did the American Revolution take place?
The American Revolution (1763-1783) was a pivotal period in the history of the United States. During this tempestuous era, the thirteen English North American mainland colonies were able, against seemingly overwhelming odds, to secure their independence from Great Britain, to design a revolutionary philosophy, and to create a government and society that implemented the revolutionary ideals of freedom, liberty, and equality. The root cause of the American Revolution was taxation without representation. The British Parliament was exploiting its colonies to pay for the war debt accrued from the French and Indian War. The Americans felt the British had too much control over them with all the taxes they imposed, so they went to war. Money was certainly one of the major causes of the American Revolution. The Americans won when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown when surrounded by American and French troops. A peace treaty wasn't signed until two years later, when Great Britain formally recognized independence.
The French and English fought in America over control of the new lands. These battles became known as the French and Indian War, and lasted from 1754 until 1763. During the war the colonists helped the British Army. Indian tribes such as the Huron from Canada, fought on the side of the French against the English colonists. The British Army and colonists were victorious.
When the war ended France lost all of its territory in America except for New Orleans. The colonists now felt a sense of strength and pride. They had joined together and fought to protect their land. They felt they no longer needed the British Army to protect them and remind them that they must obey English laws....

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...ish were getting tired and going broke fighting not only the Americans but also the French, the Spanish, and the Dutch. In the 1783 Treaty of Paris the British agreed to recognize American independence.
In the end, the American Revolution grew out of increasing restrictions placed upon the colonies by the British. Many revolutions begin with the outbreak of violence, which is often a response to heightened repression or other extraordinary demands from government against their people. The American Revolution is an obvious example of this. The violence took the form of the Revolutionary War and Congress became the leadership. American Revolution was the first anti-colonial, democratic revolution in history. Americans insisted on representation and when the British denied it, they fought their colonizers. Americans won and set up their own government, a republic.
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